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Robert A. Heinlein

1907 - 1988

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Robert Anson Heinlein (; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer. Sometimes called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction. His published works, both fiction and non-fiction, express admiration for competence and emphasize the value of critical thinking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert A. Heinlein has received more than 3,778,410 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Robert A. Heinlein is the 487th most popular writer (up from 493rd in 2019), the 489th most popular biography from United States (up from 511th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Writer.

Heinlein is most famous for his science fiction novels.

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Among writers, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 487 out of 5,755Before him are Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, Tyrtaeus, Anthony Burgess, and Baldassare Castiglione. After him are Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Robert Burns, and Kurt Vonnegut.

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Among people born in 1907, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 20Before him are Baldur von Schirach, Jacques Tati, Yang Shangkun, J. Hans D. Jensen, Lin Biao, and John Bowlby. After him are Frank Whittle, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Hans Selye, Hideki Yukawa, Horst Wessel, and Fred Zinnemann. Among people deceased in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 9Before him are Georgy Malenkov, Nico, Valery Legasov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, and Kurt Georg Kiesinger. After him are Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kim Philby, Roy Orbison, and Raymond Carver.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 489 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Chamberlain (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Bernie Madoff (1938), Glen Campbell (1936), John Coltrane (1926), and David Copperfield (1956). After him are Prince (1958), Crazy Horse (1840), Warren Beatty (1937), Ronald Wayne (1934), Lou Reed (1942), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 52Before him are Louisa May Alcott (1832), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Ellen G. White (1827). After him are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), Harper Lee (1926), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811).